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I knew what kind of film it was going to be. And I haven't seen the whole film yet but everyone tells me that it actually works; that you can go with the broader moments and enjoy the gore and screaming and the fun of it and yet you still can follow the characters on an emotional level enough to care whether they live or die and actually be afraid for them.
Leaving las vegas made elisabeth shue a star, and she always excels in complex roles. so why is she in hollywood's most over-the-top 3d horror yet? gill pringle meets her
Such a great role too — the darker, more complex and emotional the part is, the easier it is for me. But, this year, there's something more to worry about than hangovers and tan lines after a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of prehistoric man-eating fish. Log in. However she's in no hurry to see her own children, Miles, 12, Stella, nine, and Agnes, four, follow in her footsteps. I loved my part so much, although I didn't get to play it for more than a few days.
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Over the years, I've been offered a lot of series that are tempting in that they shoot in LA and would provide some stability and obviously financial stability and all those things. View offers. Known for her research into her roles, she laughs when quizzed as to whether she did any similar work in playing a female sheriff.
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Despite her bravado, the demure Shue looks strangely out of place amid a cast full of B-listers in this Weinstein-marketed film, so shockingly violent and depraved it was banned from inclusion at Comic-Con's recent annual expo in San Diego, a closely-watched event attended by more thanThe location of Piranha 3D is a spring-break party on a lake where 40, students gather annually for a week of sun and drunken fun. And while Shue can hardly be described as your typical stay-at-home mum, she's honest enough to admit that she still likes to escape domesticity and get back on the film set.
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Maybe spring break became a much bigger deal once I'd already graduated. The film showcases the talents of Britain's own Kelly Brook, along with boatlo of actresses whose work is normally purveyed in adult DVD rental stores.
On this occasion, her job becomes personal when her own children are threatened by the deadly fish. But I would never put them into it," says Shue, who nevertheless admits to being impressed by her year-old co-star Abigail Breslin, who plays her daughter in Shue's next film, Janie Jones. It sort of comes down to really a film a year and then an odd thing here or there that only lasts a few days. I felt like the level of partying at a fraternity was pretty much as far as I needed to go. In Piranha 3D she plays Sheriff Julie Forester, whose job policing a sleepy town becomes a nightmare during the annual spring-break festivities.
I don't think I would have ever taken the leap of faith if it wasn't for Alex because I felt like with him I was protected on an artistic level.
How could I say 'no'? I believe that mothers can pick up cars if they need to get their child out from under one. If anything, I kind of pick up more of the slack. But I'm still open, there may be some great TV show that has a great ensemble cast and I wouldn't have to be the centre of focus and wouldn't have to work so much. Shue is one of the few "grown-ups" in the cast, together with Christopher Lloyd and Richard Dreyfus, reprising his role in Jaws.
But I don't take any of that stuff home with me at the end of the day.
If anything, I feel like I sometimes need to work a little more, just to keep my independence and my own creativity alive, to stay a good mother rather than a mother who feels overwhelmed and suffocated. I hadn't seen him for such a long time and he was the same, lovely, generous, very sweet man that he always was.
I'm a meth-addicted former groupie mother who can't take care of her anymore. We'll see. Fifteen years earlier, her father and I had an affair and she doesn't even know she has a father, and he doesn't know he has a daughter, and I end up surrendering her to him.
But it's a pretty easy thing to act. Entering show business early, Shue appeared in commercials for Burger King, De Beers diamonds and Hellman's mayonnaise, while still at school. thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies.
I knew it was not going to be an art-house film on any level but I trusted his vision that it was going to be something that would be loud and colourful and fun and over-the-top and, yes, gory, but it would still have an emotional colour to it. I did struggle at first with the sense of authority — just that I've played so many roles where I've got to find my vulnerability, my sexuality and that dark complexity [about] what drives Elisabeth shue workout, and I have to say on the first day of shooting, when I put on my boots and my badge and my gun and my polyester outfit and I walked on to the set, I felt very absurd!
Forgotten your password? I totally understand that need to protect your kids is so visceral that its pretty easy just to go to my imagination on that one," says this Harvard graduate who has no spring-break experience of her own. As far as choosing roles is concerned, a lot of times it's different based on where I am in my life and the different characters that I find interesting to explore, and probably one of the reasons I was interested in Piranha was that it gave me a chance to get physical.
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These spring breaks that we hear about now seem like a completely different time. When Oscar-nominated actress Elisabeth Shue was first approached for the lead role in Alexandre Aja's explicit gore-fest Piranha 3D, she felt the film so outrageously absurd she simply couldn't resist. Davis has been working a lot in the last seven years. At the end of our meeting he told me, 'you must go on an adventure'. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.
He's a down-and-out rock'n'roll star who has no choice but to take her in. And my youngest girl is only four so its hard to let go. I remember hearing about it vaguely but the idea of it was not very appealing.
I always feel like there's this weird balance that a mother has to find where your individuality is alive and well, and then you're so much more present when you're with them. If they showed their own interest and they really tried to convince me that they loved acting and that they really wanted to try it, I would help them, for sure.
But I have enough friends who've worked on series and I know what the time commitment is so, up to now, it just hasn't made sense. I'm very lucky that I have three extraordinary children that are worth every minute of the time I'm with them but I find that you also need to find outlets for yourself.